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Sparx Systems Releases Enterprise Architect 12

There is only one tool I have open more than Xcode, Visual Studio, Eclipse, and Android Studio, that tool is Sparx EA

There is only one tool I have open more than Xcode, Visual Studio, Eclipse, and Android Studio, that tool is Sparx Enterprise Architect. Below is their recent announcement of Enterprise Architect 12. There is no tool on the market that compares to Sparx Enterprise Architect at such a great price. If you have never checked it out, do yourself a favor and check it out now!!

Continuing a long term commitment to the development, extension and refinement of its flagship UML based modeling tool, Enterprise Architect, Sparx Systems is proud to announce the official release of Enterprise Architect 12.

As one of the most feature rich and exciting product releases to date, Enterprise Architect 12 is the result of extensive community consultation, in house innovation and overall optimization. It includes new and unique tools that tightly integrate data models, wire-frames, information meta-models, XSD, XML, documents and code in a robust and collaborative environment. Revitalized user interface themes provide a compelling and sleek UI that is both engaging and stimulating.

Registered users can download Enterprise Architect 12 from the registered users download page.

Take a look at some of the major new features in Enterprise Architect 12 at: www.sparxsystems.com/ea12
Read through the full list of changes in the: release notes

Some release highlights:
( Use the jump list below to go directly to your area of interest )

User Interface Theming: Significant enhancements to the look and feel of Enterprise Architect


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Portals Window: An all new tool to provide rapid access to common commands, searches, recent documents, user interface theming, workspace layouts and more

Navigator Bar: An all new toolbar designed to provide better control and management of your current context within the model

Database Engineering Toolset: Database Builder view added to provide a database centric view of your Data Model


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GUI Wireframing: All new fully featured and comprehensive Wireframing library for modeling common devices and user interfaces


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Schema Composer: A new powerful toolset to rapidly design and build XSD and similar data definitions from a model subset

Diagramming: Many improvements to the behavior, drawing and navigation of diagrams have been added. Improvements include: New Drawing Styles, Diagram Quick Keys, Shape Script enhancements and more

Redesigned Property Dialogs: The Object Properties dialog has been updated to bring the focus to the name and notes of any element

Start Page Updated: A clearer and simpler jumping off point for models and portals

Main Menu: Changes to simplify and focus access to tools

XSLT Debugging: Build, debug and execute XSL Transforms


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XML Editing and Validation: Improved XML/XSD editing, navigation and validation

Document Handling: (Enterprise Architect as 'Default Program') Load supported file types by default into Enterprise Architect to provide a better editing and viewing experience

XMI Merge: Added support for merging multiple XMI 1.1 files originating from the same baseline into a model

MDG Link for Eclipse and MDG Link for Microsoft Visual Studio: Now included with Enterprise Architect Professional and above


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Project Management Profile: and new Risk Taxonomy Profile

Reporting & Document Generation: New tweaks and refinements help you build the best reports yet

BPMN: Many updates, conformance improvements and diagramming improvements

Plus added support for multiple information meta-models such as:

  • UN/CEFACT
  • UBL
  • CIM
  • NIEM

Further changes include Code Engineering, Execution Analysis, ArcGIS, ArchiMate, GML, Specification Manager, XMI, Version Control, Locking and more.

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